Kevin Spacey will return as Lex Luthor in “Superman: Man of Steel,” according to Variety.
The entertainment paper went on to state that “Superman” director Bryan Singer met with Spacey while in New York to pitch his “Man of Steel” sequel to Warner Bros. execs and got Spacey to come on board for the next film in the franchise which comes to theaters in 2009.
Spacey would like to stick to the same shooting schedule he had for “Superman Returns” so that his time away from his duties as the artistic director for London’s famed Old Vic Theater is not a lengthy one. The actor was away for six weeks for the first film.
“My priorities have changed,” he admitted in the interview with Variety. “Theater is the No. 1 thing in my life. But I love movies and will continue to make movies when I can.”
Besides his busy stage schedule over the next 8-years, Spacey will soon be seen in the upcoming fantasy comedy “Fred Claus,” and can be heard singing two of Dino’s songs on a Dean Martin tribute CD called “Forever Cool,” due out on August 14th.